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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Algal oil Reply with quote

Algal Oil as a potential replacement for Palm Oil:
https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/why-best-palm-oil-might-be-palm-oil_2/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Community&utm_campaign=4054706_30.04.23+Supply+Chain&dm_i=1ILQ,2EWMQ,82V6SY,8RS15,1

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Ecover is excited about its latest development. And so it should be, as it goes in search of an alternative to palm oil. Home-cleaning products business Ecover has an exciting announcement to make. "Exciting is probably an understatement," says its website, as its newest "pioneering accomplishment has far reaching consequences, that go beyond the washing machine."

So, what's happening?
Well, Ecover has been using RSPO Certified Green palm oil for all of its products. But it recognizes that this is only part of the answer. It now wants to use algal oil instead. "Algal oil may at first sound odd, and to be fair it is, seeing it is made from algae. "However the true potential of this as an ingredient is nothing short of breath-taking, itís a game changer in how we and potentially many other industries tackle the growing concern of palm oil," says Ecover.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unilever also starting to use Algal Oil....

Unilever creates first soap bar using sustainable oil:
http://www.edie.net/news/5/Unilever-new-Lux-soap-using-sustainable-Algal-oils-2014/?utm_source=weeklynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news&utm_campaign=weeklynewsletter
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://solazyme.com/

Company / Overview:
We have pioneered an industrial biotechnology platform that harnesses the prolific oil-producing ability of microalgae. We use standard industrial fermentation equipment to efficiently scale and accelerate the microalgae's natural oil production time to just a few days. Our platform is feedstock flexible and can utilize a wide variety of plant-based sugars, such as sugarcane-based sucrose, corn-based dextrose, and sugar from other biomass sources including cellulosics. By growing our proprietary microalgae in the absence of light using fermentation tanks to convert photosynthetic plant sugars into oil, we are in effect utilizing "indirect photosynthesis."
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